TTS voices have a clear US accent

I see in the description on:
https://platform.openai.com/docs/guides/text-to-speech

“You can generate spoken audio in these languages by providing the input text in the language of your choice.”

I am trying to generate Dutch spoken text. This is one of the supported languages.
I think it is brilliant how close the generated voice actually comes to the real thing, but the US Accent is clearly audible. Especially with the ‘r’ and a bit in the ‘z’ sound.

I was wondering … how often are the models updated?
Is there any chance that the multi-language support will be improved anytime soon?

Would it be an idea to add the language, or locale (for Belgium/Dutch or Canadian/French for instance) to the API Call?

Or is there a newer version that I can call? 3.5? 4.0?

There is beta testing for voice cloning in testing. So that could mean an update in the near future. It also means that people will be able to create voices to fit these cases.

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Would be awesome!
I saw some posts from last year with a similar complaint, so users have been wanting this for ages :wink:
Thanks for your quick reply!

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no problem, haha hanging in the forums today. well waiting for my chatgpt caps to lift lol.

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Oh wow, I just found that Nova is much better (at Dutch) than all the others!!!

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well looks like the voices are the same based on message I got, so that information I had seen more than once from asking ai’s was “hallucination” which I find funny that openai models know alot about the code and other things it can look up, including what it can do, but still has moments.

going to have to start asking it for links to data sources lol.

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Great, so now we can add to Nova that she speaks Dutch much better than for instance Onyx :wink:

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I shared my code to call TTS in a separate thread:

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The Italian TTs have a clear us accent. Can we improve that or use any suggestion?